Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to modify the 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. The DSW rule had been intended to promote recycling of “hazardous secondary materials.” The EPA’s proposed modifications are in response to concerns raised by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups through various court actions...
Today, the EPA published a direct final rule (76 FR 34147) and proposal (76 FR 34200) on LDRs for “Carbamate” production wastes and commercial chemical products containing carbamates. As existing test methods are inadequate, and it is difficult to determine the concentration of carbamates at the limits specified for land disposal, this rule modifies...
If your facility generates hazardous waste, it’s important to count how much you generate each month. The amount of waste you generate determines your “generator status.” And, generator status decides which rules for waste management and disposal apply to you...
Q. When I send my hazardous waste to the treatment facility for disposal, they charge me separately for each waste code I report. Since I know some of the treatment standards overlap, is there anyway to avoid the expense and hassle of double-treating my hazardous waste? A. There are different reasons for recording and communicating waste codes (e.g. manifests, LDRs, etc.) It is likely that you are...
Q. What is "generator status," and how do I calculate it? A. Each and every person who produces hazardous waste is a generator and must determine his or her generator status each calender month. A facility’s generator status determines how stringently it is regulated and how long it may accumulate hazardous waste on site without a permit...
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